The Surface Creek Valley's popular First Friday Art Walk series begins this week on Friday, May 4. The event will be held downtown Cedaredge from 5-7 p.m. The theme, captured in a colorful poster designed by Trey Gronenthal, is "Art in Bloom."
This year, by mutual agreement between the two entities, the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center has taken over coordination of the monthly event from the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. The new arts center is due to open in June and members of the public are invited to tour the new facility during this Friday's art walk.
As with past events, this Friday's celebration will include live music, food, wine tasting, and local artists showcasing their latest work. New wrinkles this year will be garden demonstrations and an increased emphasis on children's activities with a kids' corner and, everyone's favorite, cotton candy!
Many merchants will be taking part in the art walk including the newest business, The Lost Mesa Grill, which is set to open in the old Scramblers Restaurant building.
At ImpressionZ Gallery, 105 Main Street, artists Carol Ann Rasmussen, Arleta Pech and Karen Brueggeman will be sharing their amazing talent. Judy Leonard will have a table of beads for kids to make jewelry. Appetizers and punch will be served.